The World Bank has approved an additional financing of $24.74 million International Development Association (IDA) credit and $5.26 million IDA grant to increase access to piped water supply services in Monrovia.
The United Nations WFP welcomes a €3 million contribution from the Government of Austria in support of over 5,000 households in Chemba district, Sofala province in Mozambique, prioritising vulnerable children, adolescent girls and women.
The Nigeria Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced the results of its second Sovereign Green Bond offering (the “Offer”) for N15 billion.
South Africa is seeking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has approved more than US$580 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe, including Africa.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a four-year strategy in Tanzania with the objective of enhancing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods and local food systems.
To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease of life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags.
The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) in Africa initiative has announced the first cohort of 21 young African scientists who will receive up to £100,000 each to carry out demand-driven research.
Etihad Aviation Group will fund the construction of 30 water wells in three African nations to assist in easing a critical shortage of clean water in remote communities.
Across the world, youth innovations are driving significant change.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched the Customer Bora – Taka Banks Program in partnership with Dandora Hip Hop City (DHC) aimed at facilitating sustainable collection of waste for recycling.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), launched a program aimed at addressing water scarcity in South Africa’s agribusiness sector.
Accelerated natural resource degradation puts Tanzania’s development goals at risk, World Bank report
Natural resources form a core pillar of Tanzania’s economy and play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of its citizens.
Philip Morris International (PMI) and Projects with a Heart Association (PwH) have donated more than USD 430,000 to help Mozambique in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai.
The African Development Fund approved $11.1 million to support Zambia’s public finance and economic management as part of efforts to restore fiscal stability and improve livelihoods in the middle-income Southern African nation.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) signed a memorandum of understanding to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Africa.
Clinton Foundation, CIMMYT partner to improve access to climate-resilient maize seed in Eastern and Southern Africa
The Clinton Foundation and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) are launching a partnership to improve access to and availability of climate-resilient maize varieties in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The UK Foreign Office business delegation sign deals worth £82m in Nigeria and Ghana that will see up to 1600 new jobs created and agriculture transformed in Ghana.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with Nordic Countries have launched a Green Hub to address climate change challenges affecting the country.
A South African delegation from the steel and fabrication, engineering and services, electro technical and services, and oil and gas sectors are set to showcase their capabilities at the Offshore Technology Conference in the USA.
National Aviation Services (NAS) Uganda has joined the Civil Aviation Authority’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric forklifts and tractors into its operations.
A joint effort by FAO and Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has seen farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai receive agricultural inputs to assist hard-hit rural families get a head-start.
Vivo Energy Uganda has officially handed over a Fuel and Lubricants Management System to its commercial customers Markh Investments in Ntinda and Q3 Holdings in Bweyogerere.
In line with its mandate of mobilizing resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects, the New Development Bank (NDB) is ramping up operations in South Africa and strengthening its project pipeline in the country.
[South Africa] New Development Bank outlines ambitious plans to boost loans, increase investment impact
The New Development Bank plans to almost double its loan book to USD 16 billion this year and increase its impact, as it seeks to broaden its global development partnerships.
Sida, FAO and ECOWAS have joined forces to protect West Africa's forests and help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them.
The refurbishment of the old Saint Louis power station by the African Development Bank (AfDB) has brought a breath of fresh air to those working at and living in the north west of Mauritius.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and New Development Bank (NDB) have signed a loan agreement for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Energy Sector Development Project.
The AfDB Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema.
IFC has announced that it has signed an agreement with Africa RE, to help thousands of small holder Nigerian farmers more easily access insurance to protect their crops and livelihoods.
Nestlé, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Diageo have announced plans to improve the collection and recycling of plastics across Africa by launching the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance.
Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.
[South Africa] KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development Department launches bulk buying programme targeting SMEs
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department has unveiled bulk buying and warehousing programme.
The African Development Bank will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President announced at the One Planet Summit taking place in Nairobi.
Manufacturers in Kenya have pledged to join a global initiative to manage plastic waste in the country.
In support of the ThumaMina Good Green Deeds programme, launched by President, Cyril Ramaphosa Vodacom has pledged to promote sustainable waste management practices
Séché Environnement Group acquired 100% of all issued shares of Interwaste Holdings Limited which has been delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Agriculture and technology working together create a environment condusive to efficiency, empowerment and health. This is the mandate at PS Nutraceuticals, co-founded by Samson Ogbole.
IFAD and Egypt have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security for 450,000 rural people in the Matrouh Governorate.
A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed to ensure a better future for the continent's youth.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the urgent need to conserve Kenya’s wetlands.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuiseppe Conte cut the ribbon for the new ‘Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development’ in Rome today.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with Africa’s largest non-profit civic technology network Code for Africa (CfA) to install air quality sensors at 3,000 sites across Kenya.
AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
The Government of Mauritius and the EU have held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change to discuss how to bring their partnership in climate change to the next level.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a US$12 million public sector loan agreement with Malawi for a project aimed at improving health and living standards for circa 125,000 people.
[Morocco] Vivo Energy and Zakoura Foundation partners with Education Ministry to educate on environment
Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Energy National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to bolster environmental education.
A new report by EIA documents how the sale of 180,000 rosewood logs in Guinea-Bissau is fueled by high-level corruption, encourages illegal logging, and threatens local communities.
Boreal Light GmbH has announced the launch of one of its most unique implementations of the Winture Planet Cube Water Desalination Systems in Miamba, Kenya.
Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
Kenya is among few countries in the Africa that has taken positive steps towards the management of plastic pollution.
Accutrak, a North-West technology company in South Africa is looking forward to expanding its customer base during the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique this month.
The Zenata Development Company (SAZ) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are joining forces to ensure the sustainability of the Zenata industrial park in Morocco.
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
The president of the AfDB and the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development met during the Africa Investment Forum and discussed new avenues for cooperation between the two institutions.
The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum.
Kenya targets to attain 100 per cent transition to green energy by 2020 as it scales up investment in renewable energy to address the climate change challenge concretely, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and members of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) will host a public forum on Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FinDev Canada – the Canadian government’s development finance institution have agreed to collaborate in joint transaction opportunities, external partnerships and best practice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
A new project aiming to reduce carbon emissions in Africa, The Urban Pathways project, has been launched by UN-Habitat in partnership with UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute.
The African Development Bank has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries.
The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$15 million grant from the African Development Fund for a water supply and sanitation project in Malawi, expected to provide jobs and boost the livelihoods of nearly 300,000 people.
The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank totaling over $110 million.
South Africa has won the top global award at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for its excellence in boosting investment sectors that have social and economic benefits and help countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has announced that it has been awarded funding to the value of USD$55.6m from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to establish a R2 billion Climate Finance Facility.
The 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, CCDA – VII, kicked off in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday attracting over 700 delegates with institutions pledging to continue working together to make Africa’s development sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient.
South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP.
A new investigation from Global Witness has revealed how progressive community forestry in Liberia is being undermined by the logging industry - using a number of shady tricks.
On the World Habitat Day, the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Lesotho, and the UN-Habitat jointly hosted an Urban Breakfast dialogue session on Municipal Solid Waste Management.
East Africa Legislative Assembly is adding its voice to the debate on greening the environment.
Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Over 60 people in forested communities in Lofa, Gbarpolu and Sinoe counties in Liberia have received training in Community Forest Monitoring.
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) in partnership with Dandora Hip Hop City have held a capacity building workshop as one of the activities in a capacity building, clean up and community engagement program.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.
Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week.
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) has signed an MoU with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and Kenya Association of Waste Recyclers for PET plastic waste management.
UN-Habitat, working in concert with its partners, has embarked on a cities campaign on Equitable Economic Growth in two Kenyan secondary towns of Kajiado and Ol-Kalou.
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.
Elso Holdings is offering its customers the option of refilling containers with its cleaning products to curb wastage and save money.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, NBS Television and National Environmental Management Authority have developed and launched an environmental campaign
Greenpeace Africa has published a report explaining how Singaporean based Halycon Agri and its Cameroonian subsidiary- Sudcam operate a sordid rubber plantation business in Cameroon.
Africa Plantation Capital has signed an agreement to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and AMMC, the Moroccan capital markets authority have announced a comprehensive set of guidelines for new financial instruments to address climate change.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt have launched a consultation process for guidelines to foster the development of the country’s green bond market and help address climate change.
The World Bank has approved a $200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to assist Kenya in managing the impacts of climate and disaster risks.
The Government of Uganda has released its strategy to deliver on commitments under the Paris Agreement, in a blueprint known as the Uganda NDC Partnership Plan.
In a bid to help Uganda improve heath and productivity in the country’s major towns, the African Development Bank has approved a US$ 62-million concessional loan to finance its Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
A consortium led by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is set to roll out a five year Climate Smart Agriculture programme in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda following a €39.5 million,grant from The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With Kenya and African demand for charcoal as a cheaper and affordable energy source expected to hit unprecedented highs in coming years, industry players have called on sustainable ways of producing it.
Nestlé is looking to develop the well-organised collection, sorting and recycling schemes across all countries where it operates.
[Kenya Business Week] Towards sustainable businesses, public private partnerships and courts to the rescue
Kenya’s business landscape has this week continued to register mixed fortunes with key sectors, including banking, agribusiness, horticulture and insurance featuring prominently.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and National Environment Management Authority ,NEMA, have announced a cooperation agreement towards holistic management of PET bottles in Kenya.
The GLACCNR coalition is ready to mobilise and work with host communities to resist plans by Uganda and the DRC to conduct oil activities in the Greater Virunga